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24 Jul 2017 NOT ASHAMED!
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1 John 2:28  

“And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”

We live in a day and age where people seemingly are not ashamed of anything they do. Not only is there a lack of shame, but there seems to be a pride in aberrant behavior. Those of us who live by the Word of God are ridiculed and teased about not going along with the sinful lifestyle around us.

I once heard the story of a small group of believers who were meeting to worship in a country that oppressed the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. In the middle of the meeting the doors  suddenly burst open and several masked men came in with drawn weapons. They demanded that anyone who was ready to die for their belief to remain and that all others should leave.

Several panicked people ran from the building, leaving behind a few brave souls who were certain they were about to die for the faith. But to their amazement, after the leader of the masked invaders closed and locked the door, they all removed their hoods and said they were looking for true believers to worship with.

Not only do I want to stand true to the Lord, I want to never be ashamed to proclaim Jesus as the Lord of my life. To live is Christ and to die is gain!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil